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World Resources Institute Reviews

Updated January 20, 2015
Updated January 20, 2015
29 Reviews
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    Positive and Incredibly Rewarding

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at World Resources Institute

    Pros

    Incredible depth in terms of exposure to various global economic and environmental issues
    Intelligent, passionate individuals with lots of great ideas
    Great work culture
    Outcomes feel meaningful

    Cons

    Can be somewhat cliquey, difficult to get to know individuals outside of your department

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Excellent place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at World Resources Institute

    Pros

    Great community, great co-workers, amazing PTO

    Cons

    Poor maternity leave and low pay relative to peer organizations

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great Place to work

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    Current Employee - Associate I in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Associate I in Washington, DC

    I have been working at World Resources Institute

    Pros

    Great place to work. Smart group fof people

    Cons

    Compensation not really the best.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    good research environment

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    Current Employee - Associate I
    Current Employee - Associate I

    I have been working at World Resources Institute full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    good research environment, young and helpful staff, good benefits, good research network to connect other NGOs, research institute, think tanks, unversities and experts, as well as government.

    Cons

    so so work-life balance, trainig is not doing well, sometimes to close to the government instead of independent research. sometimes too many travels, which are not really necessary

    Recommends
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    Inspiring colleagues, mission and impact

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I worked at World Resources Institute full-time

    Pros

    In my view WRI is the world's leading environmental think tank. The staff are top of their respective fields, the management is dynamic, and I personally feel great pride in having shared a portion of my professional life with such dedicated and intelligent colleagues.

    Cons

    The workload is heavy, the stress of working for a non-profit can be high, and the travel schedule can be brutal if not managed properly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Minimize transaction costs where possible (particularly the number of meetings) and enhance the number of unrestricted grants to minimize fundraising pressures.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    research assistant

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    Former Employee - Research Analyst in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Research Analyst in Washington, DC

    I worked at World Resources Institute full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    mission driven org, chances to work on different projects and interact with colleagues with diverse backgrounds
    good benefits including paid time off and healthcare coverage. etc. a place you can do something influential and make real impacts if you have the expertises and the will/ambition

    Cons

    WRI is still maturing and I would say the Hr doesn't funtion as it suppose to be. it's a bit messy within the org when it comes to responsiblity assignment, performance based valuation on lower level. more senior level management is fine

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    lack of professional training and doesn't have good mentorship system. the HR and the accounting department work independently and separately in fields/ occasions that collaborations are necessary.
    lack of real expertise capacity in junior level to back up policy and research work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    Dynamic place

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    Current Employee - Fellow in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Fellow in Washington, DC

    I have been working at World Resources Institute as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    People from all walks of life, really interested at what they do.

    Cons

    Not organized, a little too judgmental. Not many opportunities for intern hire.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Expand career opportunities for interns or PCs.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Dynamic company getting things done

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    Former Employee - Intern in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Intern in Washington, DC

    I worked at World Resources Institute full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Lots of great people, doing fantastic important work. Lots of growth, and I anticipate this will continue due to the increased attention the issues they are dealing with is receiving.

    Cons

    It's difficult to figure out what's going on in other departments and even sometimes in your own department if it's a large one.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Rewarding Internship Experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at World Resources Institute as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    - lots of freedom to engage in interesting projects
    - great people and work environment
    - cutting edge topics
    - wonderful opportunities to network

    Cons

    - large organization leads to some level of disconnection among different layers of management/programs

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great Experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at World Resources Institute

    Pros

    nice working environment, good people

    Cons

    too many meetings and sometimes not too efficient

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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